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Childminders - safeguarding referrals

Safeguarding referrals pathway

Please access here the childminders' safeguarding referral flowchart

Useful contacts

Please use the following contact details to seek advice or to refer your concern regarding a child in your care:

For safeguarding advice or referrals please contact the Local Authority where the child resides:

  • Westminster child /young person


9am–5pm weekdays on 020 7641 4000 or

outside of these times the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388


  • Kensington and Chelsea child/young person


9am–5pm weekdays on 0207 361 3013

Or outside of these times the Emergency Duty Team on 0207 373 2227

For advice concerning an allegation against a professional or volunteer please contact the Local Authority Designated Officer - LADO:

  • Westminster

Tel: 020 7641 7668 and ask to speak to the Duty Child Protection Advisor/LADO.

You can send LADO referrals to email:


  • Kensington and Chelsea

Tel: 020 7361 3013 and ask that a LADO make contact.


Useful contacts:

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

OFSTED: 0300 123 1231

Emergency police: 999

Non-emergency police: 101

Government helpline for extremism concerns: 020 7340 7264


Last Updated 02/09/2020

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